Jul 4

It’s Official, We’re going H.264

Category: News

UPDATE: Videos removed to make server space for new videos

I have decided that HPAW will be leaving the proprietary, Microsoft owned WMV format we have used since we have had “high-quality” versions.

H.264 will be a major increase in downloadable quality and I am very excited to see how we can use it to improve HPAW.

Starting with the Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Marathon all future videos will be released in three formats:
1. High-Quality H.264 for viewing on the PC.
2. Low-Quality H.264 for viewing on a iPod or PSP (Will not be used in Marathons).
3. Google Video for those to lazy, can’t or just don’t want to download the videos.

To view the new format you may need to download the proper codec. I recommend either the CCCP or the K-Lite Codec Pack or as King of Iceland suggests the VLC Media Player

If you have problems with H.264 video our staff will be glad to help you, well maybe not WorldGone Awry.

I have filmed another teaser for the Resident Evil 4 Marathon in this new format which I would like to have everyone test and give feedback on the quality of the video.

And for an added bonus I’m throwing in HPAW’s first ever High-Def 720P video to show where H.264 MIGHT take us. Please note there is no game sound and I threw this together very fast.


18 Comments so far

  1. 360 July 4th, 2007 9:15 AM

    thats going to be cool

  2. Linkman July 4th, 2007 10:24 AM

    It was laggy during the gamplay. The intro and credits was normal. I think you should use the RE4 style instead during the marathon. But it was AWESOME!!!! (For both)

  3. King Of Iceland July 4th, 2007 10:48 AM

    It hitches up in spots but it looks sweet

  4. master sword mem July 4th, 2007 10:57 AM

    very great job with this vid can’t to see you do more with this

  5. Gun_Asylem July 4th, 2007 11:18 AM

    I love the Higher quality, but with this method it will require users to take more time in downloading the movie, also people like myself who watch them on our 360’s wont be able to anymore 🙁 oh well, ill just have to find a converter

  6. seantacular218 July 4th, 2007 11:44 AM

    i cant download the new vids :'(

  7. CylonAndrew July 4th, 2007 11:45 AM

    I downloaded on my computer without the proper codec and it works, but not very well. It is very jumpy and it frezes constantly so I recomend geting the proper codec (did not test on computer with codec FYI).

  8. seantacular218 July 4th, 2007 11:52 AM

    meh i guess ill just wait till the google version come out 😛

  9. jayjay34 July 4th, 2007 3:34 PM

    That Counter-Strike Source game was so clear with VLC.

  10. CylonAndrew July 4th, 2007 8:08 PM

    meh, google always worked for me

  11. ZombieReaper13 July 4th, 2007 10:29 PM

    just waiting to download right now

  12. ZombieReaper13 July 4th, 2007 10:51 PM

    much better now

  13. King Of Iceland July 5th, 2007 2:56 PM

    The Xbox can play MP4’s after the spring update

  14. Duckyhunter July 5th, 2007 7:53 PM

    I’m getting sound, but no video. Yippee.

  15. Gun_Asylem July 6th, 2007 7:15 AM

    King Of Iceland — “The Xbox can play MP4’s after the spring update”

    yeah but you cant download them directly from the web as MP4 with the 360, only wmv

  16. King Of Iceland July 6th, 2007 11:44 AM

    ah, is that the problem

  17. Hunterchief July 6th, 2007 9:31 PM

    Well I just watched both, and they look great. There were a couple lag-ups, but over all they went fine. The media player is the way to go.

  18. CylonAndrew July 7th, 2007 12:28 PM

    I got it to work with quicktime. All I have to say is……………WOW!

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